On April 25, 2015, the 7.8 magnitude "Gorkha Earthquake" destroyed 99% of the homes in Takure and the surrounding communities. Overnight, families were left without homes, Our primary goal has always been to support the home reconstruction effort. With that aim, we focus in three main areas of impact: introduction to natural building techniques, local production of natural building materials, and distribution of these same materials.
The people of Nepal are farmers. Our goal is to engage farmers of all ages in more profitable farming through the active reforestation of their land and climate change mitigation. We focus on cash crop trees, most notably coffee, but also citrus and moringa. This last year, Conscious Impact distributed more than 3,000 trees, bringing our total to 11,500 trees distributed to local farmers in the last 3 years. Our hope is to reach 25,000 trees within 5 years.
Our Youth Outreach Program’s goal is to provide extracurricular support to nearby schools at the primary and secondary level. The two main forms of support are environmental education and youth empowerment. Conscious Impact has chosen to support young people to feel more deeply connected to the natural world, and to help cultivate positive, self-confident, and healthy mindsets about themselves and one another.